Friday, November 25th, 2011

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, dark blackened-brown olive green with forest green and olive green micro-shimmer. It’s blacker and sootier when it’s applied dry, and it takes on a more metallic finish with a stronger green tone when it is applied wet. The pigmentation is good dry but great wet. I couldn’t think of a dupe for it–it’s really, really dark but not quite black. Milani Melange is the closest, but it is is more like a blackened-brown with gold shimmer, rather than green. Always a bonus when I can’t think of a dupe!

Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadows are a highly metallic eyeshadow that fan be used wet or dry. It’s a “tri-blend” formula that’s gel, powder, and liquid all-in-one. It’s also supposed to be high in pigmentation, blend easily, and long-lasting without fading. The powder is soft, almost powdery, and feels very, very dry in a way. Like some eyeshadows are soft and buttery and more like a cream (but still a powder), but this feels almost dry, even though it’s not stiff or chalky. The texture is definitely interesting–it reminded me of baked/mineralize eyeshadows, actually, except super compacted.

I find it’s a little powdery when it’s used dry, so I prefer to use it wet to minimize fall out (if you use it dry, make sure to tap your brush handle against your fore arm to loosen excess powder). I’ve used it both ways, though, without a primer, and the results have been good. I find it wears dry for six hours well, but it looks a bit faded by eight hours. When I wore it wet (again, without primer or a base!), it lasted longer–eight hours and then some subtle fading after ten hours.

Though these are listed as 0.03 oz. a pop, it doesn’t seem that small in the pan. It seems about the same as your average eyeshadow or slightly bigger. You don’t need a lot of product to achieve opaque color either, so I wouldn’t be overly concerned with it running out quickly.

The Glossover


Cyber Green

It's an interesting formula; I feel like it's a cross between your more traditional pressed powder eyeshadow and baked/mineralize eyeshadows. It's not quite the former, but it seems different from the latter!











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Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

No :(

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35 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Cyber Green Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This looks like a beautiful shadow, but I wouldn’t really consider it green! Lol :). It looks more black in the photo, but I’m sure in person it may look different.

  2. Cynamin

    What did you use with it to make it wet?

  3. Wow, I love this color! To me, it’s sort of a green for someone who doesn’t wear bright colors often.

  4. Nadia

    OMG, I want this so bad. So so so bad.

  5. Debra

    I just used this eyeshadow on the lids (wet) and the color was gorgeous; paired it with a Dior mustard-gold sheer wash. I rarely buy Esteee Lauder shadows but this one was a must-have for me. A damp stiff brush worked well. I just blended it upward into the crease and used a q-tip to blend. No fallout with that method. With this color, any fallout would be an awful mess to clean up!

  6. Angelcat47

    This is gorgeous…great photos,Christine!!

  7. Jasmine

    I remember seeing these at the EL counter and hoped you would review them! By any chance will you be reviewing the other colors?

  8. Dana

    Wow this looks gorgeous! This color is right up my alley. I definitely want to pick up, maybe during the week next week when black friday/weekend madness eases up!

  9. katherine

    I’m going to purchase all of these, I’ve seen other colors swatched and they are all amazing! I’ve never requested an eye look but I sure would love to see this on you! Tom Pecheaux had brought such interesting products to EL this past year, I can’t wait to see what else he has in store next year.

  10. Carrie

    I’m wearing this today actually, I really like it and it’s one of the few instances where I prefer to apply it using the included sponge-tip applicator rather than with a brush (and I like to apply it dry). I like how it sheers out really easily to make a smokey eye.

    • It’s definitely very blendable! Did you find the texture to be a little… different? Not in a bad way, but different?

      • Carrie

        Yeah, it is different, maybe almost like if you pulverized the MAC solar bits and made them into a dry pressed powder? I can’t put my finger on it.

  11. Chrissy

    Ohh, I’m such a sucker for these blackish gold colors. I have the Milani Melange, too. I’m still so sad about the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense shadow in #14. I want it sooo badly.

  12. Loving this, the perfect deep green! x

  13. Heather

    This colour is fantastic! Estee Lauder sure has changed their image in the last couple of years. When I look at the colour it just doesn’t scream “lauder!

  14. Karina

    Just beautiful! Too bad there isn’t any Nordstroms in my country. :(

  15. artemis

    :O looks gorgeous wet

  16. Tessa

    It is such a beautiful color, a real one of a kind! Too bad I can’t afford it now. Maybe I will buy it in the future. 😀

  17. cyndi

    i bought this last week and am gonna return it i was expecting a nice forest green and its really more on the black side, i didnt pay $24 for a black eyeshadow ya know =/ also i already own two dupes for this! from mac’s tartan tale collection the family crest pigment, and also recently loreal came out with a project runway collection i bought the neutral eyeshadow quad called amazons blaze or something and the dark shade in there is EXACTLY like cyber green i just swatched both of them side by side, the loreal one has more gold pearl in it (which i like)

  18. Katherine

    This finally landed at my local counter and I got 2 and intend to go back and get all ASAP. Because of your review I got the 2 and because I used them to create an eye as soon as I got home and I (kid you not!) was stunned at the properties and color of this formulation and my 16 yr old daughter put it on right after me and not only say WHOA very loudly but also squealed loudly haha, these are amazing! Love, love love!